Impacts on small islands

These pages are under development.

Islands within GB

In the Overseas Territories

While the impact of invasive non-native species on islands close to mainland Britain is severe, it is even more of a problem for the UK Overseas Territories.  

Just one example is the House Mouse which is having a devastating effect on the seabird colonies of Gough Island.  There is even evidence that the mice will eat the chicks of the critically endangered Tristan Albatross, Diomedea dabbenena, alive!

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